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Annika K. Martin and Mark Chalos to Moderate Discussion at 2016 Pound Civil Justice Institute Judges Forum

Annika K. Martin and Mark Chalos to Moderate Discussion at 2016 Pound Civil Justice Institute Judges Forum

Lieff Cabraser partners Mark P. Chalos and Annika K. Martin are excited to be a part of the moderation team for the Pound Civil Justice Institute’s July 23rd Judges Forum. The Institute’s annual Forum for State Appellate Court Judges is the consumer bar’s most significant outreach to the judiciary. Held annually since 1992, it is a full–day educational program open only to judges. The Forum provides a direct, intensive substantive experience, with original research written by prominent academics, commentary by experts from both sides of the bar, and small group discussions, creating an opportunity for judges, legal scholars, and practicing attorneys to come together for an open dialogue about major issues affecting civil justice in America.

The 2016 Judges Forum will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. The topic is “Who Will Write Your Rules — Your State Court, or the Federal Judiciary?” The Institute has invited all currently sitting state appellate court judges to attend the one-day judicial education program, where a faculty of law professors, judges, and practitioners from the plaintiff and defense perspectives will discuss the academic papers written for the Forum. You can sign up for the 2016 Forum here.

About the Pound Civil Justice Institute

The Pound Civil Justice Institute is a national legal “think tank” created by pioneering members of the trial bar and dedicated to ensuring access to justice for ordinary citizens. Through its activities, the Institute works to give lawyers, judges, legal educators and the public a balanced view of the issues affecting the U.S. civil justice system. Throughout its history, the Pound Institute has tailored its activities to the changing needs of the judiciary and the legal academic community, with emphases on adding balance to the often-lopsided debates on the U.S. civil justice system and supporting the principle of judicial independence. Learn more at

About Mark Chalos

The managing partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office, Mark Chalos represents individuals who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries and families whose loved ones died due to the negligence or misconduct of others. Hehas obtained millions of dollars in settlements for families who have been harmed by wrongful conduct.

Through jury trials, Mr. Chalos has held wrong-doers accountable, including representing 32 school children who were videotaped undressing in their school locker room ($1.28 million jury verdict) and a young woman who suffered a severe brain injury in a car wreck (nearly $4 million jury verdict). He also obtained an $8 million arbitration award on behalf of a business client.

About Annika K. Martin

A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Ms. Martin represents plaintiffs in class action and mass tort litigation, including plaintiffs with physical and economic injuries resulting from accidents involving GM vehicles sold with a defective ignition switch; patients nationwide suffering from the widespread outbreak of meningitis and other serious maladies caused by contaminated medication; and individuals and businesses across the Gulf Coast harmed by the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in class action litigation against BP, Transocean, and Halliburton.